Revealing hidden shadow detail with Fill Light


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Revealing hidden shadow detail with Fill Light

Sometimes you'll end up with images that have not enough detail in the shadows, and here's a good example of that. Let's open up this raw file inside Camera Raw. Again since it is a raw file we can can just double-click and that will invoke the Camera Raw dialog here. I to open up those shadows to reveal the hidden detail. You can see the grass is really dark here. I don't see any detail in their jeans at all. I'm going to go ahead and grab the Fill Light slider. So Recovery is for getting highlight detail back. Fill Light is for opening up the shadows and revealing shadow detail. Now again this is a sample image where I'm really going to use the extreme range of Fill Light.

On a typical image you wouldn't be dragging Fill Light over to 100% but again I just want to show you kind of the power of Fill Light. Now depending on how bad the shadow detail is or how dark your image is, you might also combine Fill Light with the Exposure slider, just like you might c...

Revealing hidden shadow detail with Fill Light
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Revealing hidden shadow detail with Fill Light provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS5 Essential Training

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Design Photography
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